Aaron Shust Sings “Zion” at Feast of Tabernacles

Zion

On that day I will gather you together
    and bring you home again.
I will give you a good name, a name of distinction,
    among all the nations of the earth,
as I restore your fortunes before their very eyes.
    I, the Lord, have spoken!”
~Zechariah 3:20 (NLT)

Hey gang, as noted yesterday, Aaron Shust performed his new song, Zion, at the Feast of Tabernacles currently ongoing in Jerusalem.

I heard Aaron Shust debut the song at a special gathering in Washington DC in May, and I find it difficult not to play the song over and over.  In it, Shust recounts Scripture upon Scripture referencing God’s promises to bring the Jews back home to their own land.  Those promises continue to be fulfilled as Jews from all over the world return to their homeland.  You can read Aaron’s account of how the song came about here.

On Tuesday night…Youth Night at the Feast of Tabernacles…Shust performed the beautifully moving song live.  The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem is live streaming and recording the sessions, so you can hear the recorded performance, beginning at the 49:00 mark, by clicking here and choosing the September 25 session.

Meanwhile, if you prefer the professionally recorded version with lyrics, here it is:

 

Want to be truly blessed?  I encourage you to look up the verses referenced in the video.  Also, be warned: you will be singing “Adonai Elohenu, Adonai Echad, Shema Israel!” over and over!  (I bet you can’t listen to it just once!)

Enjoy!

Follow the Feast of Tabernacles Celebration Live or Recorded

Roll Call of Nations

Roll Call of Nations at the 2018 Feast of Tabernacles

What a sight!  The nations of the world are gathered together in Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles, to worship the King of Kings!  Yesterday was “roll call,” when each nation was represented by its nation’s flag.

One day, Jesus will fully fulfill the Feast of Tabernacles when He takes His seat on the throne in the Millennial Kingdom.  Until then, we “practice” for that celebration by celebrating the Jewish feast here on earth.

Most of us cannot be in Israel to celebrate in person, but the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem allows us to bring the celebration right into our homes!  They live stream events and then post them so they can be enjoyed “on demand.”  Check it out!

Feast 2018 Live Stream

Feast 2018 On Demand

PS: In May I was privileged to hear Aaron Shust debut his new song, Zion, at ICEJ’s gathering in Washington DC for the celebration of the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.  It is a fabulous tribute to Israel, and I understand he will be performing it at ICEJ’s Feast of Tabernacles this week.  Not sure which night, but keep an eye on either the live stream or the “on demand” videos to catch it.  You will be blessed!

Time to Celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles!

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Shalom friends!

Tomorrow night at sundown marks the beginning of the Feast of Tabernacles, the seventh (and final) annual feast of Israel.  What an incredible celebration it is!  (Be sure to read to the end for a special invitation to celebrate!)

Yesterday, we reviewed the fall feasts, beginning with the Feast of Trumpets and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).  Now we come to the culmination of the feasts!  Jesus will fulfill the Feast of Tabernacles, just as He has already fulfilled the spring feasts (Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of First Fruits and Pentecost).  In fact, fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles will also fulfill the Davidic Covenant, and we know that time period as the Millennial Kingdom!

It is this time period that the prophet Zechariah writes about in the passage above.  Notice that ALL nations are invited to the Feast of Tabernacles to worship the King of Kings!  This is the only Jewish feast that isn’t totally, 100% Jewish.  Why?

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
~Galatians 3:28

Related imageOne in Christ Jesus!  No Jews, no Greeks (no Gentiles)…just one in Him!  No need for “Jewish feasts” any longer because Jewish feasts are simply shadows of what is to come.  Jesus is the substance!  (See Colossians 2:17.  The context is a bit different here, but the principle is the same: God uses certain things to teach about Himself.  Those things, however, are not the “real deal,” they simply point to the “real deal” – Jesus!)

Thus, we are all invited to the Feast of Tabernacles, where the greatest worship the world has ever seen will take place!  It comes after the Feast of Trumpets (to be fulfilled when a trumpet sounds and Jesus’ foot touches down on the Mount of Olives) and Yom Kippur (to be fulfilled when the eyes of our precious Jewish friends are opened, they repent and finally see their Messiah).

For those who follow this blog, we just finished a study called Why Israel Matters.  In it, one of the foundational principles is that all nations will be blessed through Abraham and his descendants (Genesis 12:3), and we know that blessing to be salvation.  Put the puzzle pieces together and you come to this:

  • God set apart a special group of people (Abraham and his descendants) for a very unique purpose: to be vehicles of world redemption.
  • They became that, but missed the day of His visitation (Luke 19:41-44).  ie – they did not recognize Him as the Messiah.
  • That opened the door for Gentiles to be grafted into the olive tree.  (The olive tree represents spiritual Israel.  Thus, Gentiles were offered a means of salvation through the Jewish Messiah!)
  • God implemented the 7 major feasts as a calendar of His plan for His people (the Jews), which includes drawing them back to Himself…in salvation.  Four of the seven are already fulfilled, the final 3 will happen in very quick succession!
  • Once the trumpet sounds and Jesus physically appears, the Jews will repent and turn to Him, THEN Jesus says He will “tabernacle” among His chosen ones…both Jews and Gentiles, and there will no longer be a distinction!

Wow!  Incredible, isn’t it!?!  I can hardly wait for that day!

But…we can practice while still on earth!  It is a faint glimpse, but a glimpse nonetheless, when the Feast of Tabernacles kicks off in Israel tomorrow evening.

Did you know the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem hosts a huge Feast of Tabernacles celebration each year, and that people come from all over the world to worship the King of Kings right there in the Holy City!?!  Yes, its a preview!

Most of us cannot physically go to Jerusalem to participate, but thanks to modern technology, the ICEJ sends the Feast of Tabernacles celebration right to our computer screens!  They will live stream (and record) events during the Feast of Tabernacles, and they invite us all to join!  You will find a calendar of events here, so join in by clicking the “Media/Live Stream” button on the top right!

Take advantage!  Join the celebration, and rejoice with believers around the world in worship of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!  Enjoy!

What Sets Israel Apart?

The land of Israel is perhaps the most unique in the entire world.  Click here to find out why!

After reading the article, take a moment to thank God for the favor He has shown to the Jewish people.  God’s faithfulness to them is our insurance policy that He will be faithful to us as well.  What an unfathomable gift!